Aizu-Misato is known as the oldest pottery town in the Tohoku region.
It developed as a supplier of roof tiles and daily pottery ware to the castle town Aizu-Wakamatsu.
There are some 15 kilns in the town and some offer pottery classes.
Aizu-Hongo-yaki Museum is on the second floor of Aizu-Misato Information Center.
The museum exhibits the town’s history of pottery-making.
At Kama-no-Misato Iwatate near the museum, pottery and porcelain ware from different kilns are on display and sale.
- Aizu-Hongo-yaki Museum: 8:45 - 17:45
- Kama-no-Misato Iwatate: 9:00 - 17:00
- Tuesdays (December - March) (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
Access / Public Transport
- 20 minutes walk from JR Aizu-Hongo Station